Rhode Island's City Of Central Falls Files For Bankruptcy
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
NPR's business news starts with local government going belly up.
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MONTAGNE: The federal government looks like it will avoid defaulting on its debt, not so the tiny city of Central Falls, Rhode Island. The government there could not work out its financial troubles, including its inability to pay pension benefits owed to its firefighters and police officers.
Yesterday, the city of 19,000 filed for bankruptcy, the fifth municipality to do so this year, according to Bloomberg News.
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